The Rose Tattoo - Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 3 Summary

Now it is noon of the same day. A doctor and Father de Leo are in discussion. The doctor tells him that Serafina has lost the baby. She is a strong woman but must rest and he gives morphine and needles to Assunta to inject Serafina if she should try to get up.

The priest wants to make sure that Rosario's body must not be cremated because that is an abomination of the Catholic Church. The doctor does not see the point because his body is already badly burned. Apparently, he had been shot in the head during his last run for the Romano Brothers and when his truck crashed, his body burned in the flames of the accident.

The woman Estelle comes up to the house dressed in black, wearing a veil and carrying a bouquet of roses. She has...

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